Brief Bio

Kerry Rittich is Professor of Law, Women and Gender Studies, and Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She has served as Associate Dean, JD Program.  She writes in the areas of labour law, international institutions and global governance, law and development, and gender and critical theory. Publications include Recharacterizing Restructuring: Law, Distribution and Gender in Market Reform (Kluwer Law International, 2002); (with Joanne Conaghan), Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives, (OUP, 2005); “The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social” in David M. Trubek and Alvaro Santos eds., The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (CUP, 2006); “Black Sites: Locating the Family and Family Law in Development” (American Journal of Comparative Law, 2010); “The Right to Work and Labour Market Flexibility: Labour Market Governance Norms in the International Order”, V. Mantouvalou, ed., The Right to Work: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Hart, 2015) and (with Guy Mundlak) “The challenge to comparative labor law in a globalized era”, M. Finkin and G. Mundlak, eds., Comparative Labor Law (Elgar, 2015); and “Theorizing International Law and Development”, F. Hoffman and A. Orford, eds., Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (OUP, 2016).  She has been the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University, Visiting Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, and Professor and Academic Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Globalization, Governance and Justice (Fall 2008)
  • The Law of Work in the Global Economy (Fall 2008)
  • Core Course: Globalisation and Law (Spring 2012, Fall 2011)